BYU professor documents life and influence of reclusive composer

by | Jan. 03, 2012

What kind of musician waits 14 years to release a recording, makes only 500 copies of the album and then promptly sells each copy for more than $100? That would be La Monte Young.

Perhaps you’ve never heard of him, but you’ve definitely heard of the artists he’s influenced: Coldplay, U2, David Bowie, The Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground are a few. Artists Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol and composer Philip Glass also come to mind.

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